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and bob schieffer on the count down to d-day. the alleged underhanded tactics of rupert murdoch's newspaper may now include stealing the medical records of britain's first family. liz palmer has the latest. u.s. troops are being cheated out of their money. armen keteyian's investigation shows us that it's happening on their own posts. and passing the wand. michelle miller on "harry potter" fans taking the magic into the future. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, with the car heading for a cliff, republicans and democrats are arguing about whether to turn left or turn right and they are fast running out of road. a deal to raise the government's borrowing limit will have to be done soon or the u.s. will default on its debts. the president and congressional leaders met again this afternoon. the hangup is whether the deal will include tax increases as the democrats insist or only spending cuts as republicans demand. we have three reports tonight on the deadline to default. first, chip reid at the white house where t
. in britain rupert murdoch's media empire is at the center of a widening scandal over how far tabloids will go to get a story. it started with phone hacking, but now it includes allegations of bribery. and elizabeth palmer tells us that the royal family and a former prime minister may be among victims. >> reporter: today there were widely reported allegations that in 2007 the editor of "the news of the world" tried to pay $1,500 for a confidential directory of the royal family's phone numbers. and the seller? police officers assigned to protect them who also sold the paper information on where the queen and her family would be. and there's more. accusations that another of rupert murdoch's papers the "sun," obtained the medical records of former prime minister gordon brown's baby just after he was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. it was rebekah brooks, murdoch's british c.e.o., who called the browns to tell them the story was running, this according to former political aid david muir. >> they didn't know how rebekah came across this information and now that it's come to light it was obtained by
is in london with the latest. >> rupert murdoch bought "news of the world" but it has been loved by readers and feared by the politicians, celebrities and royals that it has regularly exposed. in its final edition editors asked the reading public not to judge the paper by this scandal but instead by its years in print. with the ink barely dry on the final edition of "the news of the world" rupert murdoch traveled to the uk to manage the damage control personally. on display his so far unqualified support from rebecca brooks, former editor of the paper and now a trusted executive at news corp. smiles for the cameras but calls for hooks to resign are growing louder. one of the most damaging allegations the paper faces is a phone hacking of a 13-year-old murder victim. charismatic redhead was editor of "news of the world "account at the time. >> if she goes that puts a spotlight on rupert murdoch's son james and if he is vulnerable rupert murdoch is himself. >> reporter: he is widely seen as his father's heir apparent. >> james murdoch and rebecca brooks cannot deny responsibility. >> reporter
-lines and cell phone numbers of the royal family. this morning they had a spokesman says that murdoch needs to back off of the deal trying to obtain a merger with bskyb that he should step back from a deal, because of his reputation at the moment. we will see if it passes the competition test, but there is a lot of political pressure on the government to keep that deal from going forward and you are seeing the effects of the scandal affect the business itself of news corps. thomas. >> and stephanie, as we know about the employees who were working for "news of the world" anymore information about whether they will be absorbed by the murdochs in other areas such as going to the "sun paper" and releasing a sunday edition of that? >> well, there is a possibility that they will be. they were given three months' pay, and promised by rebecca brooks that you saw there in the video that they would find positions for them, but there was anger among them as well. there was an audio clip released that was recorded surrepetitiously, and they say, look, we don't want to work for you anyway. they were bit
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